The HandyRecorder app allows you to record high-quality audio with your iOS device. Use it with a ZOOM iQ series mic, which are designed to capture audio of the best quality with iOS devices, and record using the high-fidelity linear PCM and space-saving AAC formats. This app includes normalize and divide functions that can be used on recorded files. In addition, it has compressor, EQ and reverb effects. Moreover, you can directly upload your recordings from Handy Recorder to the SoundCloud file-sharing site, allowing you to bring your creations to the world over the Internet.

■ Stereo linear PCM and AAC recording
-You can record files using either high-quality linear PCM format or AAC format at a bit rate of 64, 128 or 160 kbps.
-The AUTO REC function can be used to start and stop recording automatically in response to the input signal level.

■ Works like a hardware recorder
-The operation screen was designed to simulate a ZOOM hardware Handy Recorder, so this app is as easy to operate as these products.

■ Effects
-Recorded files can be processed using the included effects.
-Processed recordings can also be saved as separate files.
-Use the NORMALIZE function to optimize the volume.

■File editing
-In addition to deleting files, you can use the divide function to split files at the point that you want.

■Uploading to Cloud Services
-The app includes a function that allows you to upload your recordings directly to the SoundCloud audio-sharing site. You can name your recordings and make sharing settings in the Handy Recorder app.
-iCloud drive is supported. Not only uploading selected file manually, but also “Auto Sync” function allows you to upload automatically soon after REC finished.

■Optimized for the iQ series
-By using the iQ5/iQ7 in MS recording mode, you can adjust the stereo width.
-Select from three iQ5's AUTO GAIN settings (CONCERT, SOLO, MEETING) according to the application.*
-Use the DIRECT MONITOR function to monitor the input signal through the headphones jack on the iQ series without latency
-The left and right channels of the iQ series input signal can be reversed.*
*These setting are saved in the iQ series mic itself and will be applied when using it with other apps.

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What’s New


Released as following new function.
-Support uploading recorded file to iCloud.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Murphs139 ,

Haven't even opened yet

And I bet the clicking others are hearing in their recordings are the result of "clipping" or recording level being set to hi... Another said they had "play with it to get the levels right... I'm really looking forward to getting back into the game of recording the live music, with permission of course / my own listening pleasure. Tape many a show with Sony d5 (later Addison Sony d7 amd Casio) and the tried and tru Nak 300s as well as some stealth... Things seem to be much smaller now a days... Went to see Ziggy other night so funny how everyone try's to record video on phones, yes some does come out well, however most I witnessed could stay still or could stay quiet. Anyway, looking forward to
Laying with this app will post another review when finished. Any others who have suggestions for latest equip/software/apps, please reach me at barneymiller139(at)gmail dot com

localfreshvibes ,

Terrible app

I'm sorry to say that I've had a very hard time with this app. The iq7 makes a lot of buzz noises, I'm not sure if it's because of the phone or what is causing it but the more I use it, the worse it gets.

The app makes it hard to share and backup files. Could never figure out how to register my email with it so I can email myself the files.

Also, listening to it playback in the car, as soon as the voice memo was done the player automatically went into monitor mode. The feedback was so loud and sudden that I almost crashed. I hope that a future version resolves these problems, but voice memos on the iPhone is a way better app than this thing. Don't waste your time with it

PinkElephants! ,

Thoroughly enjoy

I bought the iQ6 about a year ago and use it mainly for field recording of ambient sounds. I have used it to record my acoustic guitar ideas so I don’t forget them and it does not disappoint. I would like to find a way to rename the files from within the app- and find a way for Bluetooth output support. I like recording while being able to monitor- but I would like to be able to share the mix immediately by connecting to my Bluetooth speakers or Bluetooth hub that is connected to my Eris 4.5’s


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